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Cut-out Honey Bee Removal Services

The following individuals or businesses have indicated to the MBA 

that they are available to provide this service*

Olivia Free Van Buren

Little Free’s Bees


Information provided: 

  • I am in my third year of beekeeping but I jumped right in and I currently have 14 hives in Washtenaw County and Monroe County. 
  • My partner does the actual cutting while I do the removal of bees. He is a carpenter in Washtenaw County and specializes in remodeling foreclosure homes.
  • We have done 1 trap out, and 2 cutouts successfully so far. 
  • Our services are completely free, but we will do not patch, fix, or cover the cutout hole. That is up to the homeowner.  If we are provided with the materials (I.e. plastic sheeting, a plywood board, caulking, etc.) we will cover the hole to the best of our abilities.
  • We cover Washtenaw County, and Monroe County. if you are close to those areas and need assistance give us a call and we can see if we are able to travel to your area. 

Karl Geiger

Middle of the Mitten Beekeepers Association

Shepherd, MI


Information provided:

  • Serving Isabella and surrounding counties

Brandon Lawson

Sticky Bee Honey Works

Flushing, Michigan


Information provided:

  • Founder of Sticky Bee Honey Works. I recently started my venture into the business end of beekeeping, but I have been involved with bees on and off for years, starting as a kid with my grandfather.
  • I have 20+ years of experience in the construction industry and have lots of local constructions contacts to help with post cutout repairs.
  • I am willing to travel.  I cover Shiawassee, Oakland and Genesee counties.

    Joel Nephew

    Nephew Farm and Bee Removal

    11762 Kinneville Rd

    Eaton Rapids, Michigan


    Information provided:

    • We are a family owned and operated business that has been working with bees for over 15 years 
    • We have been doing cut-outs for 13 years. We have successfully done over 250 cut-outs. 
    • I am willing to travel. I cover Barry, Ionia, Clinton, Ingham, Jackon, Eaton, Calhoun counties and beyond.

    Steve Pollman

    30220 Valenti Drive

    Warren, Michigan


    Information Provided: 

    • I am experienced beekeeper with the appropriate equipment to remove bees safely with minimal damage. 
    • Give me a call or shoot me a text and I will work with you to keep our bees safe.
    • I am willing to travel.  I cover the Detroit area, Macomb County, most of Oakland County.

    Brian Witherspoon

    Battle Creek Bee Club


    Information provided:

    • I am willing to travel.  I cover Calhoun, Kalamazoo, Barry, and St. Joseph counties.

    David Zimmermann

    Zimmermann Builders, LLC

    Grand Rapids Area Bee Club


    Information provided:

    • I am a licensed and insured builder, specializing in remodeling and have been since 1994.
    • I am also the new president of the Grand Rapids Area Bee Club. 
    • I have done more than 30 cut-outs in the last 5 years.
    • I am willing to travel.  I cover Kent, Allegan, Muskegon and Ottawa counties and beyond.  Last year, in addition to cut-outs near Grand Rapids, I did cut-outs in Marshall, Benton Harbor and Cadillac.
    Your local bee club may also have information on individuals or businesses providing cut out services in your area.   You can find more information about Michigan bee clubs here.

    We would like to grow our cut-out list.  If you are an individual or business that can provide cut-out services, we would love to hear from you and get you on our list.  Please email your information to  We need at a minimum a contact name, business name (if applicable), city and county you are based in, and a contact number.

    * Disclaimer:  The individuals identified on this list profess to have expertise in removing honey bee colonies from structures and are seeking employment to do so. The Michigan Beekeepers Association (MBA), its Board of Directors and its membership has not investigated, evaluated or reviewed the credentials, work product or any other professional and/or personal aspect or profile of these listed individuals and is publishing this list of their names and contact information as a public service only. By including these individuals on this list, MBA, its Board of Directors and its membership does not in any way recommend, promote or otherwise encourage selecting any individual or individuals identified on this list to perform the removal of honey bee colonies from structures and MBA, its Board of Directors and its membership are not responsible for any work performed or not performed by these individuals. Further, your selection of an individual or individuals on this list to perform the removal of honey bee colonies from structures is entirely your own responsibility and is not based upon any express or implied representation or warranty made by the MBA, its Board of Directors and its membership. Should you select an individual or individuals on this list to remove honey bee colonies from structures, it is your own sole responsibility to define the terms, conditions and scope of said employment between yourself and the selected individual or individuals on this list.

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